Saturday, 31 May 2014

One Day International, Sri Lanka versus England, Lords Cricket Ground, Northwest London

Smartly-attired England fans take their seats in the shaded Grand Stand at Lords. The space age media centre looms over the Edrich and Compton Stands 

England players in their sky blue pyjamas struggle to contain a free-scoring Sri Lankan team

Panama hats and ties in Lords' handsome Pavilion 

Sri Lanka score 300 runs in 50 overs - a massive target for England to chase
Former England international Angus Fraser takes questions from the crowd in the lunch break. Although there may be long queues at the food stalls, Waitrose might be handing out free pork pies
Sri Lanka's strike bowler Malinga attempts to contain a rampant Jos Buttler who makes up for lost time after his teammates got England off to a very slow start
England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler acknowledges the applause after scoring the fastest ever century for his country in one day cricket in just 61 balls